R300

Indoor 802.11n 2x2:2 Wi-Fi access point for small business

The next generation Ruckus R300 is an entry level 802.11n 2x2:2 dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz concurrent access points designed for bandwidth hungry and latency sensitive applications such as Voice and Video over Wi-Fi. These APs boast Ruckus patented adaptive antennas deliver BeamFlex.

This technology works in conjunction with Ruckus’ advanced channel optimization to provide industry-leading wireless performance. Unlike any other 802.11n wireless solution in its class, the R300 combines patented adaptive antenna technology and automatic interference mitigation to deliver consistent, predictable performance at extended ranges with up to an additional 4dB of BeamFlex gain on top of the physical antenna gain and up to 10dB of interference mitigation.

Best-in-class performance for price
Two-stream MIMO 2x2:2
Ruckus R300 - Concurrent dual-band support
128 unique antenna patterns (64 per band)
Up to 4dB of signal-to-interference and noise (SINR) improvement and up to 10dB of interference mitigation
BeamFlex and Transmit beamforming capable
Capable of supporting over 250 clients per R300 AP
Novel channel selection approach (ChannelFly) delivering up to 50 percent capacity gain over alternative background scanning approaches
Adaptive antennas and automatic interference mitigation
Up to 4 times extended range and coverage
Automatic interference mitigation
BeamFlex combines adaptive antennas and transmit beamforming
Concurrent support for HD IPTV, VoIP and data
Support for isochronous, multicast IP video streaming
Four queues per client station
Differentiated services with multiple SSIDs
27 BSSIDs with unique QoS and security policies
WPA-PSK (AES), 802.1X support
Zero-IT and Dynamic PSK
Captive portal and guest accounts
RADIUS and Active Directory support
  • Description
    Entry-level 802.11n AP with Beamflex
  • Maximum PHY rate
    300 Mbps (5GHz)
    300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Wi-Fi technology
    802.11n (2.4/5GHz)
  • Concurrent users
    256
  • Radio chains:streams
    2x2:2
  • BeamFlex gains
    4dB
  • Max. interference mitigation
    10dB
  • PD-MRC
    No
  • Rx sensitivity
    -101dBm
  • ChannelFly
    Yes
  • Smart meshing
    No
  • USB
    No
  • Ethernet ports
    1

BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology

Performance Optimization

What it means:

Smart, compact adaptive antenna systems containing multiple elements that electrically manipulate antenna properties so as to create optimal antenna patterns for each device with which they communicate.

Why you should care:

Traditional wireless antennas are either “omnidirectional” (radiating signals in all directions) or “directional” (radiating signals in one direction). Ruckus BeamFlex Adaptive Antenna Technology takes a more adaptable approach. BeamFlex technology enables the antenna system within a Ruckus AP to continually sense and optimize for its environment.

This antenna system mitigates radio interference, noise and network performance issues, and improves application flows. The results:

  • Increased performance and range
  • Crystal clear video and voice communications
  • Maximized power efficiency

BeamFlex+ is an enhancement to Ruckus BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology by providing adaptive support to mobile devices. BeamFlex+ enables antennas to adapt to client device orientation in addition to client device location.

Dynamic Pre-shared Key (DPSK)

Security and Onboarding

What it means:

Dynamic Pre-Shared Key (DPSK) is a Ruckus developed technology that provides secure access and simplicity by providing each device or user with a unique PSK credential. Traditional Pre-shared keys (PSK) are shared by all users on a WLAN, giving it inherent vulnerabilities. If the passphrase is compromised, traffic for the entire WLAN is subject to eavesdropping and decryption by any passive observer. Further, to maintain security, all devices on the WLAN will need to be re-provisioned—this is true for all forms of passphrase compromise, including intentional or unintentional sharing, cracking, or device theft. DPSK is a Ruckus extension to the standard by which each and every associated device is issued its own unique passphrase, which is used for authentication and to create encryption keys. By provisioning each device uniquely, you get the benefits of per-device or per-user credentials found in 802.1X, but you maintain the usability and network simplicity benefits of PSK. Credentials can be created and revoked individually, and controlled with expiration intervals. Each DPSK can also be tied to a unique role or policy (even on a single WLAN), such as VLAN, ACLs, rate limits, and more.

Why you should care:

DPSK strengthens the security of the wireless network by vastly reducing the attack footprint of PSKs. It also reduces IT overhead, adds policy flexibility, and improves administrator visibility and control.